The podcast The Secret to Success is an inspirational series that motivates people spiritually, mentally, and financially. Hosted by Eric Thomas (E The Hip Hop Preacher), Carlas Quinney Jr. (CJ), Karl Phillips, and Jemal King, a recent episode called “Make It Rain,” provided insight on wealth and success.
The group’s discussion raised many intriguing ideas surrounding wealth and resources. For example, King, a former police officer turned millionaire, believes that many people are too reliant on employers and careers for financial support. “No human should be your source, because God is your source. Another human should only be a resource,” King said in the episode.
At the end of the show, each host provided these key takeaways about success and finances for their listeners.
1. Nobody Cares:
While this one may sound harsh, it’s the hard reality CJ brought to the advice he gave. He believes that people have to accept that others don’t care that much. “Nobody cares about your product, nobody cares how sweet you are, nobody cares how nice you are [and] nobody cares how well you can speak,” he stated bluntly. However, he assures, it’s best to keep the mindset, “if it is to be, it’s up to me.”
2. Be an Asset and Not a Liability:
Thomas challenged listeners to become who they want around them. “When you become an asset, guess what you attract; other assets. When you’re a liability, guess what you attract. You attract liability? “ he stated more as a question than dogmatically.
3. Discover Happiness:
Phillips advised that individuals need to discover what gives them satisfaction. “People don’t know what makes them happy. Like, I’m just being real, [because] we’re so indoctrinated with a culture [but] you don’t know what really makes you happy,’’ he said. His words really sought to challenge listeners to think about where they find happiness.
4. You are Not Doing Enough:
Another bold piece of advice given by King is that we must keep the mindset that we’re not doing enough. “Always feel like what you’re doing is not enough and keep going,” he stated. He referred to verses from Ecclesiastes he used as motivation before becoming a millionaire. “Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let not your hands be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well. Light is sweet, and it pleases the eyes to see the sun. However many years a man may live, let him enjoy them all.” Ecclesiastes 11:6-7.